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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Two New Homeschool Curriculums

I am very excited to announce that I just purchased two new curriculums for our homeschool.  After sitting down with Isaiah to kind of reevaluate our homeschool (and surveying his likes vs dislikes).  I came to the conclusion that we would make school more fun and follow along more of a Charlotte Mason approach to things.  Thus I allowed him to drop the phonics and handwriting workbooks all together and instead he will  do more copywork from the literature that he reads and also narrate more for history.  We currently use Sonlight for history, literature, geography, readers, read alouds, language arts and science; and Math U See for math.  We will also be dropping Sonlight science in exchange for something totally new! After hearing (and reading) so many good things about Apologia Botany I decided to go with it.

I intend on incorporating this new science curriculum (which will have many fun science projects) and we will also be adding in a fun art elective called Artistic Pursuits (which will basically teach the children about art history, famous artwork, and art techniques to create their very own works of art).  I will teach both subjects twice a week to Isaiah and Moriah.  The curriculums will both have a reading portion and a project portion.  The Science will also have vocabulary, copywork and notebooking assignments mainly for Isaiah to do.  We are very excited to get into these studies because the kids are interested in learning about seeds, plants, and the study of them and they both really love doing art projects.  A few weeks ago we did a project with a kidney bean and watched it grow into a huge plant, this interested them very much.  We are all really looking forward to the mail deliveries this week ;-)

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